The Čáslav Synagogue in the Moorish style was built in 1899 according to the plan of the architect Wilhelm Stiassny. Since 1994, it has been owned by the Jewish community in Prague.

The synagogue in Čáslav was built in just 6 months in 1899 according to the plans of the Viennese architect Wilhelm Stiassny in the Moorish style as a replacement for an older prayer hall, first mentioned before the middle of the 19th century. The so-called Jubilee Synagogue in Jeruzalémská Street and the Synagogue on Leopolsdgasse in Vienna are also probably the most famous in Prague by the same author. The actual construction was carried out by local builder František Skřivánek. It was used for religious purposes until the Second World War , after which it was used as a warehouse for the company Kosmos, and from 1970 it served as a city gallery . In 1994, it was returned to the Jewish community in Prague, which began to restore it to its original condition.

The facade of the synagogue is divided into three parts. The center is dominated by a horseshoe-shaped Moorish arch , which rests on double columns. In the center of the arch is a rosette with a Star of David . The horseshoe arch is repeated both at the portal and at the window frames. At the place where the Star of David was located, a city coat of arms by the mosaicist František Tesař was placed during the socialist era. During the renovation of the facade in 2008, the city coat of arms was carefully removed and replaced by a window with a Star of David. The city coat of arms was transferred to the Municipal Office building in the General Eliáš complex.

In the interior, the wooden coffered ceiling , the triumphal arch of the apse decorated with a stucco cornice, in which the tabernacle used to be, have been preserved. A wood paneled women’s gallery surrounds the prayer hall on three sidesdecorated with ornamental painting . The building elements of the synagogue are deliberately reminiscent of the baroque town hall in Čáslav. There were a total of 250 seats in the synagogue.

The synagogue in Čáslav opened to the public in June 2022 after a key phase of repairs . In the main guide season from July 1 to the end of August, it welcomed several hundred visitors.

The main goal of the Endowment Fund dr. Dagmar Lieblová , who finances and coordinates the repair and operation of the synagogue, is the revival of this monument of European importance. The synagogue can serve as a social, educational and cultural center, as well as a reminder of Jewish culture and the victims of the Holocaust.


Foundation fund Dr. The Dagmar Liebls
Masarykova 111/29
286 01 Čáslav

  • Tel.:+420 603 946 300
  • WWW:https://www.synag…
    Region:Central Bohemian Region
    Region:Kutnohorsk and Kolínsk
    Tips for a trip:Čáslav and surroundingsOpening hours

July – August
1.7. – 31.8.
Monday Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday – Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
Note: You can also visit us on the following dates: 4. 9. Courtyards in Čáslav (open 13.00-16.00) 17. and 18. 9. Days of European Cultural Heritage (open 10.00-18.00) 2. 10. Days of Architecture (open 10.00- 4 p.m., guided tour from 2 p.m.)


Price:  free

Note: Voluntarily. All contributions will be used for repairs to the synagogue.


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